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Holding LB Taxpayers’ Up to Scrutiny

Editor,

The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association sent out a citywide letter last week about ballot Measure CC, the Open Space Initiative, which is on the November ballot.  The Taxpayers Association apparently think that a $10 a month parcel tax which would raise $20 million over the next 20 years is too much to spend to purchase remaining open space in Laguna Beach. The Taxpayers don’t acknowledge that, by maintaining a reasonable density in our town, the infrastructure including traffic, circulation, and parking, the need for electricity, water and sewage will limit the financial burden on our citizens, and will also lead to an increase in our property values.  Doesn’t this make Measure CC a good investment?

The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association was against the bond measure for Main Beach Park, they actively opposed the 1990 Save the Canyon bond Measure H, and they did not support the temporary sales tax to pay for the Bluebird landslide repairs.

Thanks to the citizens and taxpayers of Laguna Beach, we have a beautiful window to the sea at Main Beach, acres of open space in the canyon where there was to be 3,500 homes and the Bluebird landslide is repaired. The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association apparently never wants to pay for anything but ends up the beneficiary of what others have provided.  By opposing Measure CC, the Taxpayers have once again shown they know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

 

Johanna Felder, Laguna Beach

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